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Ridding bad juju and wicked moods with Sage (gone wrong)

Last Sunday we attempted to rid my bad energy (my bad mood) from our dwelling. Seems that when  I landed in Houston (from our vacation in San Francisco)  I picked up  a wicked mood. The whole week  I was in such a funk. So much so I called the therapist to set an appointment.

Sunday had been the worst. I was all over the place. I felt like I was losing my mind.  My mind went something like this : I want attention , no I don’t want attention, I want to be left alone, no I want to hang out , no I want to sleep all day , no I want to color. Ah coloring yes that is it ! I’m doing that ! I colored and while coloring I realized I hated the color palette  and my pictute looked ugly.  (By the way this coloring book is awesome just not my coloring).

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One of my lovely followers on my Facebook pagePepper Vintage suggested sage burning. I did a tiny bit of research on how sage burning /smudging could rid the bad energy as well as depression and lots of other benefits.  I have to mention that tiny research was Pinterest memes like this one.

After mentioning to my husband about sage smudging he was on it. Next thing I knew we were at Wholefoods purchasing white sage.  Novice sage smudgers and the aftermath pictured below.   We didn’t have a proper bowl or feather. We settled on my favorite fiestaware bowl.

Our first attempt ended up with all of us smelling like a questionable herb and a smokey apartment. If I read the instructions the first thing mentioned was …. open a window. Note to self for next time. OPEN WINDOW.

I knew it wasn’t going  well when I walked into the restroom and witnessed the guy performing the sage smudging  fake smoking the sage. Pretty sure this is not how to chase the bad juju away.

Something must have worked, I think it was the smoke inhalation. My mood has greatly improved and I am somewhat back to normal again. My family can tolerate me and I don’t feel like I am going off the rails anymore. Thank you smoldering sage and my fiestware bowl for helping me get back on track.

Sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures and so you will try just about anything. I am determine to have another sage burning ceremony in my place. Placing an order on Amazon this week so I can spare my fiestaware bowl.  There is a beautiful iridescent  shell bowl with my name on it. I will update you all as we become experts on this. Also I need a chant or a haiku to chase off the bad energy.

Oh and if anyone has any suggestions or tips for ridding bad energy and depression please feel free to offer some tips. I can’t pay you money but I can send lots and lots of good vibes to the universe on your behalf.

*Mental health mention. Since I am not on medication and decided not to hope on my cocktail I am looking at some holistic an alternative approaches* This is one of them, once I figure out how it works. 




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  • Jennifer Nunley

    You don’t need a special chant when you sage. You can just voice your intentions. You can always say something like , “No negativity is allowed in this space. Only positvity, love and light shall remain.” You will find something that works for you. You can also try singing bowls or tingsha bells to clear with sound if someone is sensitive to smells. Good luck! And keep at it 🙂 Namaste.

    June 30, 2017 at 6:32 am Reply
    • Jennifer Nunley


      June 30, 2017 at 6:33 am Reply
    • peppervintage

      Hi Jennifer. Thank you for your comment and I am only 2 months late. I can’t believe I missed it. Thank you for this bit of advice. I love it and also LOVE singing bowls they are what I listen to sometimes when I am trying to get away from all the constant chaos in my brain.

      September 1, 2017 at 9:52 pm Reply

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